Monday, July 30, 2007

Aug. 11 Angora related parade

South Lake Tahoe parade to honor all public service agencies who extinguished the Angora Fire

Community invited to show their gratitude to all entities involved in Angora Fire effort

July 30, 2007

On Aug. 11 South Shore’s tight-knit community will come together to honor the many firefighters, Forest Service staff, sheriff, police and highway patrol officers, utility companies and all other city and county agencies who aided in extinguishing the Angora Fire. A community appreciation parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in South Shore Lake Tahoe along US Highway 50.

The parade will consist of 40-60 law enforcement vehicles driving along Highway 50, beginning at the Horizon Casino parking lot, and concluding at the Miller’s Outpost shopping center at the Y. Highway 50 will remain open east and west bound; however, west bound traffic will be reduced to one lane as the parade procession passes through town.

“We felt it was important to come together as a community and show our gratitude for the dedication and hard work of the agencies involved in conquering the Angora Fire,” said Patrick Kaler, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “The men and women who fought this fire are true heroes, and we are proud to have them as part of our South Shore community.”

Spectators are encouraged to demonstrate their support of South Shore’s public service agencies by lining Highway 50 on designated sidewalks and public spaces along the parade route.

The parade is being organized by the following agencies: South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, City of South Lake Tahoe, Eldorado County, and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.

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